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  • Support our organised events
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  • Organise your own fundraising events or schemes
    Choose from fundraising favourites such as sponsored walks, cake bakes, singathongs, coffee mornings, quiz nights, raffles, marathons, tea parties, cycle rides, garden parties or even danceathons if it takes your fancy! Whatever ideas you have, please contact us in the first instance so we can see how we might be able to help you. We'd love to hear from you if you are willing to arrange an event in your area, no matter how big or small. 

  • Shop with EasyFundraising
    EasyFundraising is an easy and free way that helps Thembisa to raise money whenever you shop online. Simply click here to register and then visit the easyfundraising site whenever you want to shop. You will find over 2000 well-known retailers like Amazon, Argos, M&S and eBay so you can shop to your heart's content while knowing you are helping to raise money for Thembisa. Whenever you buy something, the retailer will make a donation to the Trust of up to 15% from each purchase and there is absolutely no cost to you! 
    Just click here to register.  
  • Supporting Thembisa through Virgin Money Giving
    You can donate to Thembisa any time through Virgin Money Giving by clicking here
    You can also use the Virgin Money Giving site to set up a fundraising page.

NEWS: Stephen Bowley 17.2.1952-9.10.2017

We are very sad to announce that Stephen Bowley died of melanoma on 9 October, and we extend our deep sympathy to his wife Tonia and sons Adam and David. Together with Tonia, Stephen co-founded The Thembisa Trust in 1988. Since then Thembisa has supported more than 70 grassroots projects in South Africa and Zimbabwe. Stephen was a Trustee of Thembisa throughout that time, and was Chair of the Trustees since 2009. In 2016 Stephen and Tonia also co-founded the St Cross College Thembisa Hope Scholarship, to support deserving disadvantaged students from South Africa and neighbouring countries to study for a Master's degree in Oxford.

Stephen’s involvement in Thembisa’s activities (including our annual fund-raising walk, which he led, followed by a garden party/barbecue at his and Tonia’s home) demonstrated his compassion and concern for the less well off. He was generous in countless other ways too, offering his help wherever needed, and mentoring many colleagues in the planning world. He was a deep thinker, organised, hard working, kind, and fun-loving. We will all miss him very much.

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